Janet Hein was born January 8, 1929 and died in Eureka Springs, AR on January 4, 2019. She is survived by her 5 children: Susan McGuniess (Kelley), Merrimac, WI; Barbara Fassl (Gary), Crystal Lake, IL; Michael Riva, Boise, ID; Georgette(Gigi) Jackson (Curtis Christman), Wisconsin Dells, WI; Inga Hunt (Mia Totino), Tucker, GA; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and her sweetheart Boyd T. Pyle Sr. of Holiday Island AR.
Jan moved to Eureka Springs, Arkansas in 1995. She enjoyed volunteering at the Berryville Senior Center, Berryville Community Center, Opera in the Ozarks and teaching ESL. She had a keen interest in art, music, theater, learning new things, cooking and helping others. She sang in the Ozarks Chorale for several years, enjoyed painting, and visiting museums.
She was known for her interest in people of all ages, especially young people. She mastered the art of inquiry and listening, believing that you always learn more by that activity than by talking.
Janet’s religious and spiritual affiliations were Catholic, Elder of LDS (Latter Day Saints), Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and A Course in Miracles. Her motto: “One God, Nobody left behind”.
Our deepest appreciation and gratitude in Jan’s care goes to Holly House and staff, Circle of Life Hospice.
At Janet’s request Memorials may be made to:
Circle of Life/Northark, 303 North Main St, Harrison Arkansas 72601, 870-391-3506.
A Celebration of Jan’s Life will be on January 20, at 1:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 17 Elk Street in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Family Funeral Home of Green Forest, AR.
On line condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.net
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